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Review of Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares

Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares
Ranked #32 of 198 things to do in Malaga
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Scotland
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138 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Folklore Museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

This museum gave an idea of clothes, furnishings, livelihoods and past times of old Malaga. Highlights were the christening robes, toys, and room reconstructions.

Visited June 2013
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Mijas, Spain
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“Life in and around an Inn”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013

A delightful place to explore! This museum is located in an old Posada (Inn) in the centre of Málaga just a couple of hundred metres up from the Centro de Artes y Costumbres. Again, just the other side of the road from the river. Ten to fifteen minutes walk from the Maria Zambrano Railway Station, ten from the Alameda Principal and about 15-20 from the Port. There is a small multi-storey car park close to the indoor market and within about 100 metres from the museum.
Much has been done to retain the character of the old inn while displaying the exhibits in the form of room settings as they would have been a couple of centuries ago. The Posada has a central courtyard or atrium around which are staged various exhibits as well as the room settings. There is a wealth of things to take in from small carriages and carts, grinding mills, implements for the care of horses, a forge, domestic utensils, examples of the printers art, to the storage of wine and ale and much more.
The visitor can easily spend an absorbing hour or two looking around this museum. With entry at two to three euros it is extremely good value for money. Again, a museum where photography is permitted.

Visited December 2012
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Puebla, Mexico
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“Make This Number One!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2013

For a visit to Malaga make this museum number one on your list to get a real feeling for the history of Malaga as told by the artifacts, the "things", preserved from Malaga's past. It is a charming old house by the river on Pasillo de Santa isabel,10.
Even on a sunny day the house, formerly a 17th century inn, is chilly so bring a sweater or fleece.
The museum on two floors covers all aspects of life in bygone Malaga: stables, fishing, wine making, oil production, rooms of the people and their possessions.
The Malaga clay figures are both interesting and touching -- you can see the hunger in the pinched cheeks of the poor.
What I will always remember is the birthing chair in the replica of the bedroom. At first I thought it was a commode.
There are very clean WC's on the main floor and a small shop where you can buy very inexpensive postcards of the clay figures.
This is a good place to bring children to show them life in the past.

Visited April 2013
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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“Well hidden...but it is open on Monday”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2013 via mobile

Great little museum. Quiet tricky to find as are all the Museums in Malaga. Costumbres means customs ...so it is not a costume museum but there are a few. It is a museum of historical daily life showing old carriages, fishing stuff,farming, children's toys etc.
very interesting but quiet small.

Visited April 2013
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Reading, United Kingdom
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“A little gem of a museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013

This gem of a museum is housed in a building over two floors surrounding a courtyard. Each of the 18 rooms is devoted to themes from both urban and rural life around Malaga towards the end of the 19th century. It's obviously been carefully laid out with an amazing collection of objects.

It must be delightful to sit around the cool courtyard in even the hottest summer days.

Visited April 2013
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